Tag Archives: Foods

Best Japanese Snacks and Candies

There’s no denying the global popularity of Japanese snacks, led primarily by a combination of quirkiness and unusual flavor pairings. With an dizzingying assortment of Japanese candy, chips, chocolate, and other nibbles available on the market, you might be unsure where to start, so we’ve taken out the guesswork for you. We present 25 of the most popular Japanese snacks

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How Filipino Celebrate New Year’s Eve

We now live in modern times, and yet some traditions can’t be easily erased—not in a superstitious country like the Philippines. Filipinos’ celebration of New Year’s Eve remains to be a remarkable one because of the combination of traditional ways with modern trends. It creates a celebration that is full of life, vibrancy, and familiarity. For expats, it’s not that

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July Weather in Japan

City Average Daytime High Average Nighttime Low Rainy/Snowy Days Early Month Late Month Sunny Days Early Month Late Month Sapporo 25 C (77 F) 17 C (63 F) 25% 25% 40% 45% Tokyo 29 C (84 F) 23 C (73 F) 35% 30% 30% 40% Takayama 29 C (84 F) 19 C (66 F) 55% 40% 35% 50% Osaka 31 C (88 F) 24 C (75 F) 40% 25% 45% 60% Fukuoka 31 C (88 F) 24 C (75 F)

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Summer in the Philippines

The Philippines is known for its countless, spectacular beaches, amazing destinations, festive fiestas, friendliest people, and cool summer fun. Indeed, the Philippines offers some of the most exciting activities during the summer. Here are some fun activities to choose from. Country’s top beaches With one of the longest coastlines in Asia at 36,289 kilometers, the Philippines is blessed with fine

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November Upcoming Festivals/Events in Japan

Nigohachi Festival Date: Early Nov Event Schedule: 9:00am – 3:00pm Admission: Free Location: Shiga Hi-Watari  Festival Date: November 3, 2019 Event Schedule: 1:00pm – 4:00pm Admission: Free Location: Hiroshima Shitennoji Wasso Festival Date: November 3, 2019 Event Schedule: 10:30am – 5:00pm Admission: Free Location: Osaka Karatsu Kunchi Festival Date: November 2-4 Admission: Free Location: Saga Karuizawa Momiji Festival Date: Sept.23-Nov.5 Admission: Free Location: Nagano Worldwide

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Autumn in Japan (September to November)

The tradition of momijigari has been popular since the Heian period (794-1195) and it has had a profound influence on Japanese culture. For Buddhists, it’s a moment that is important both spiritually and symbolically as it reminds us that life is ephemeral. The maple leaf symbolizes a fall in Japanese culture and its use is widespread. Momigari features heavily In eighth-century Manyoshu poetry as well as the classical Heian Period novel ‘The

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Events in Japan during September

1. Kinchakuda Higanbana Field The symbol of early autumn, Higanbana flower (red spider lily)’s biggest field in Japan is located in Saitama Prefecture, which is only 1 hour away from Tokyo. 5 million burning hot flowers spark from mid-September. Date: mid-end September 2. Ultra Japan The biggest EDM festival, ULTRA JAPAN 2019 is back in Tokyo. Don’t miss the party with

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Seasons in Japan

As Japan is a long collection of islands stretching out over thousands of kilometers, the climate varies considerably from the northern island of Hokkaido (summer mild and short; winters long with heavy snowfall) to the southern subtropical island of Okinawa. Even in Japan’s mainland, there are appreciable differences in climate and weather between the western Japan Sea coast, which gets

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